I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Mother Nature can be a real bitch.
Below is a pic of Alice’s second egg, at right. To the left is Scarlet’s egg (somewhere around her 10th), laid the same day. It is a medium and a half.
These kinds of eggs are fairly common when new hens begin to lay. It takes a while for the egg-making mechanism to become consistent, and very large eggs (or “pullet bullets”) are one of the aberrations that can occur. And, no, it wasn’t a double-yolker this time, just a very, very large single yolk.
In time, the eggs become more consistent in size and shape, which is no consolation whatsoever to Alice, I’m sure. So, because it bears repeating…